In August of 2018 I heard the words "You have multiple sclerosis". After temporarily losing my vision in June 2018 and undergoing numerous tests, I was officially diagnosed with this life changing illness. After coming to terms with my diagnosis, I decided to become involved with the MS Society and bring awareness to MS. I attended my first MS State Action Day in Georgia and met with State Legislators. In July of 2019, I became a GA District Activist Leader and a member of the Government Relations Advisory Committee. in March of 2020, I attended my first MS Public Policy Conference in Washington, DC. I had the opportunity to speak on a panel to end surprise medical billing and later met with Georgia US Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss legislative priorities for the MS Society.
I currently sit on the Board of Trustees for the Georgia MS Chapter and volunteer with the Bike MS Atlanta Planning Committee. I was among the Top 50 fundraisers during my first Bike MS event in October of 2020 and I proudly wear my "I Bike With MS" jersey.
As you can see, the MS Society has played an important role in my life since my diagnosis. That is why I was honored to be selected for this year's MS Leadership Class. I am excited to have this amazing opportunity to work, learn and raise funds with so many leaders in Georgia. Not only will we use our involvement to bring awareness to MS, but we also want to reach our fundraising goals. The money we raise as a class will be used by the MS Society towards ongoing research to find a cure and provide various services for people living with MS. This includes emotional support services not only for the person living with MS but for their family. Your contribution will ensure these services remain available.
Any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated. The society mission states, "We will cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives." Your contribution can help make that a reality for people like myself.
THANK YOU for your support!